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Icey Lemon Meringue Surprise!

Don’t you just hate those people who create recipes with the word ‘surprise’ in the title but no ACTUAL surprise in the dish? Yeah, me too!

Lemon Meringue Surprise

Well, this frozen yogurt has a real surprise up its sleeve. You see, it’s called lemon meringue surprise and it really does taste of lemons, but it has NO LEMONS in the recipe at all! The sharpness of yogurt and sweetness of meringue combine to give a delicious lemony flavour without any actual lemons. Cool, huh?

I must admit, when my friend Joanne told me about this taste phenomenon I didn’t believe her, but it really does work! Of course, I have enhanced the illusion here by using some yellow food colouring (I know, I used a bit too much!) just to trick the eye as well as the tastebuds. If you are averse to food colouring, feel free to leave it out.

I use Müller Corner yogurts in this dessert, which is great because you can use the fruit part to pretty up the plate… I’ve used some of my leftover Froothie Lime Curd on the plate here too, but you don’t have to if you don’t want to.

So, here’s how to make your own tongue-tricking dessert…

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Icey Lemon Meringue Surprise
A tongue-tricking frozen yogurt dessert. Tastes of lemon but contains no lemon!
  • 4 Müller Corners (I used blackberry & raspberry)
  • 6 meringue nests
  • A few drops of yellow food colouring (optional)
1. Pour the yogurt part of the Müller Corners into a bowl, then roughly crush 5 of the meringue nests and add.2. Remove some of the mix to another bowl and add the food colouring, mixing well.3. Line a container with cling film (I used a loaf tin) and dollop in the yellow and white mixes alternately, then swirl around lightly with a spoon.4. Crush the remaining meringue nest and sprinkle over the top, pressing down slightly with the spoon. Place the tin in the freezer overnight or until completely frozen.5. Pour out the fruit parts of the Müller Corners into a container and put in the fridge until you are ready to serve up. If desired, you can strain the compote for a smoother sauce.6. The next day, remove the dessert from the tin and slice with a sharp knife into 1-2cm slices. Serve with the fruit compote.
Total time: Yield: 4 servings

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